Clarence Y. Lee

Clarence Y. Lee

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6614
Fax: (202) 337-6065

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Clarence Y. Lee

Partner

Clarence Lee is an experienced litigator who represents insurers in a wide range of insurance coverage counseling and commercial litigation. Clarence provides insurance coverage advice and litigation representation on a variety of insurance issues, including managed care, errors and omissions, hospital liability, general liability, environmental, cyber, technology, director's and officer's liability, professional liability, and architects and engineers’ policies. 

Clarence provides claims and coverage guidance in a monitoring and litigation capacity for insurers on complex claims. He has experience representing insurers in trial, alternative dispute resolution, and pre-dispute resolution, and works to find solutions to difficult client problems. Clarence also has experience drafting and advising on policy language.

Outside of his insurance practice, Clarence has also represented clients in in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. He also has an active pro bono practice that involves immigration and asylum cases, as well as family law issues in local courts. 

Experience

Select representations include:

  • A global casualty and property insurer in insurance coverage litigation, advice, counseling, and monitoring of claims.
  • Trials of health care and medical-related coverage matters in courts across the country, including with respect to major medical issues such as spinal surgeries, hospital liabilities, and medical device issues.
  • A specialty insurance company in the favorable outcome of insurance coverage litigation regarding managed care errors and omissions and also cyber insurance, in particular the interplay between two primary level policies with another insurance/excess clause.
  • A major specialty insurance company in obtaining summary judgment on bad faith claim in Maryland.
  • A major health care insurance company in managed care coverage arbitration leading to favorable settlement.
  • A major casualty and property insurance company in negotiating a favorable and creative settlement relating to lost or missing general liability policies.
  • A major casualty and property insurance company in multiple Chinese drywall-related claims, including coverage litigation.
  • A major casualty and property insurance companies in commercial liability coverage litigation, including toxic tort and environmental actions.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage, 2014 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Young Lawyers Association

Arlington County Bar Association

Fairfax County Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

2013 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Education

J.D., Washington University School of Law, Phi Alpha Delta, 2004

B.A., Cornell University, 2001

Bar Admissions

California
District of Columbia
Virginia

Firm Involvement

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Vice Chair, Insurance

Benefits Committee

Clerkships

The Honorable Audrey Flessig, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2004

Clarence Lee is an experienced litigator who represents insurers in a wide range of insurance coverage counseling and commercial litigation. Clarence provides insurance coverage advice and litigation representation on a variety of insurance issues, including managed care, errors and omissions, hospital liability, general liability, environmental, cyber, technology, director's and officer's liability, professional liability, and architects and engineers’ policies. 

Clarence provides claims and coverage guidance in a monitoring and litigation capacity for insurers on complex claims. He has experience representing insurers in trial, alternative dispute resolution, and pre-dispute resolution, and works to find solutions to difficult client problems. Clarence also has experience drafting and advising on policy language.

Outside of his insurance practice, Clarence has also represented clients in in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. He also has an active pro bono practice that involves immigration and asylum cases, as well as family law issues in local courts. 

Experience

Select representations include:

  • A global casualty and property insurer in insurance coverage litigation, advice, counseling, and monitoring of claims.
  • Trials of health care and medical-related coverage matters in courts across the country, including with respect to major medical issues such as spinal surgeries, hospital liabilities, and medical device issues.
  • A specialty insurance company in the favorable outcome of insurance coverage litigation regarding managed care errors and omissions and also cyber insurance, in particular the interplay between two primary level policies with another insurance/excess clause.
  • A major specialty insurance company in obtaining summary judgment on bad faith claim in Maryland.
  • A major health care insurance company in managed care coverage arbitration leading to favorable settlement.
  • A major casualty and property insurance company in negotiating a favorable and creative settlement relating to lost or missing general liability policies.
  • A major casualty and property insurance company in multiple Chinese drywall-related claims, including coverage litigation.
  • A major casualty and property insurance companies in commercial liability coverage litigation, including toxic tort and environmental actions.